I just tried @smashboxcosmeticsevents Studio Skin the first time and I LOVE IT. It’s my new favorite full coverage foundation! I like to wear medium coverage so I usually just wear Givenchy Éclat Matissime but the Studio Skin is my new go to for full coverage hands down
Summer is here, and we LOVE it. With the warmer weather, hot sun and increased humidity your beauty routine should shift towards preventing sunburns, breakouts and, yes, dry skin. Lighter weight creams and makeup infused with SPF are must-haves, as is making sure that your skin stays healthy and hydrated with lots of water and good greens.
Here are our editors’ picks on skincare and makeup for the summer!
If I had to pick through all my non-limited edition neutral palettes and pick 5 that really wowed me for various reasons this year, which would they be?
Take a guess.
I enjoy all the ones listed here but I have my Top 5 Picks on blogger.makeup-box.com today.
#TomFord 02 Cognac Sable
#ByTerry Eye Designer in 1 - Smoky Nude
#Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals palette 001
#CledePeauBeaute Eye Color Quad in 305
#Sephora Colorful5 in Pale to Rich Taupe
#TomFord 01 Golden Mink
#NARS Kalahari duo - not technically a “palette” but oh well
#UrbanDecay Naked 2 Basics
#WetnWild Coloricon in Silent Treatment
I’ve never been a big of brow creams/pomades as I find they often look unnatural, but that all changed when I tried the new Stila Stay All Day Brow Gel. This product has a thick, creamy formula that is extremely fast drying (I wouldn’t really call it a brow gel as such) and takes brows from whatever to wow! The formula works best after it has dried a little as it grips to the skin better brows better and makes the strokes look super natural. The finish is very powder like and looks super soft unlike some similar products which can look creamy and slightly greasy on the brows. I’m a big fan of the packaging (even if it is a rip-off of the Tarte Tarteist Eyeliner) because it prevents air getting into the tube and drying it out and allows for the perfect amount of product to be squeezed each time (although the thick consistency of this product can make it hard to squeeze out) The staying power of this product is exceptional and I find it lasts until the second I remove my makeup. All in all I love this product and I always get so many compliments when
I’m wearing it so it will definitely be getting a lot more use) My only complaint is that the shade range is poor (dark brown is surprisingly quite light) and the shades have a warm undertone to them, which is one of my biggest hates in brow products (see it in action here)
I’m always a little bit shy when I put “Flip Flop Fantasy” by China Glaze on my nails. This nail polish is very bright, my nails look like neon lights with it. I’m feeling like everybody is watching my nails. But it’s summer time so I don’t care if my nails glare everybody! Who’s with me ?
For this nail art, I made some zig zag and aztec designs.
Got a huge crush on #Stila’s Field of Florals Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Palette. It’s a great way to try out 12 shades without committing to full sizes.
And this would be great when traveling cos you get lotsa lip + cheek options with less clutter. (Although I’ll admit this is more a cheek palette for me.) I got this from Beautybay as I haven’t seen this in Sg - but I might be wrong!
#VDL Beauty Metal Cushion foundation - one of the longer-lasting cushions I’ve tried; I have a full review and demo on http://blogger.makeup-box.com/2015/06/vdl-base-makeup-collection-series-2.html!
#YSL Touche Eclat
#Stila Stay All Day Brow Color - too warm for my taste but this good for filling in remaining gaps after I use pencil and brow mascara
#Sephora Velvet Shadow 03 Rich Champagne
#Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bas To The Bronze
#MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Steady Going
#YSL Top Secret Replumping Lip Concentrate